8 Ways Big Data Will Change Our Lives


Big Data, Big Changes

Big data became the industry's hottest buzzword in 2012, but the impact of that technology on our day-to-day lives will be realized for years to come.

From healthcare, to sports, to the way we elect a president, big data will make big changes to the way we live our lives. Our ability to manage and analyze the massive amounts of data spawned by new data sources like social media is sparking an "extraordinary knowledge revolution," according to Rick Smolan, co-author of "The Human Face of Big Data."

Here are eight changes you can expect to see as that big data revolution continues.